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Two Images by Betsy DiJulio

Photography by Aaron Graubart

Patterns by Nicole Sczesny

Jiaozi by Julian Jackson

Fruit Basket by Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Natural Intelligence by Besty DiJulio

"Andes" by Claire Ibarra

"America" by Claire Ibarra

Artwork by Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

Photography by Bill Brady

Finger Painting by Tammy Ruggles

Artwork by Betsy DiJulio

Food Illustrations by Jessie Kanelos Weiner

Vegetable Papyrus by I. Batsheva

Photographs by Louise Fabiani

Photographs by Martha Clarkson and Jim Carpenter

Food Stylings by Jessie Kanelos Weiner

Eating Alone by Jeannette Ferrary

Illustrations by Tom Bingham

Schiciatta d'Uva by LeAnne Thomas

The Four Seasons by Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Epicurious Potato Heads by Natasha Bacca

Paintings by Cynthia Tollefsrud

Photographs by Eleanor Bennett

Illustrations by Brooke Albrecht

Photographs by Cynthia Staples

Mutatoes by Uli Westphal

Alice Brock

Damon Belanger

Louis Dunn

Stéphanie Kilgast

Mark Kurlansky

Marilyn Murphy

Nina Talbot

Home Front (Bombe) and Front Line (Bomb)

by Betsy DiJulio

Alimentum is happy to feature two images by Betsy DiJulio. Betsy writes of this work:

Focused as much in how objects look as what they mean, my work has always been deeply metaphorical. Working with a vocabulary of ordinary objects—realistically drawn and painted in improbable relationships to each other, but increasingly embedded in complexly layered compositions–I explore a broad range of overlapping and intersecting themes, with domesticity and dislocation woven throughout.

Fusing my passion for both art history and contemporary art, as well as mid-century design, the body of work from which these two images come continues a direction begun at Ringling College of Art and Design (summer 2014). As the series took shape, it came to be about boundaries, separation, connection, community, re-building/re-organizing, and interiority/exteriority.

The first eight pieces are largely concerned with male-female identities and relationships within the broader context and parameters of those themes. A silhouette of a stereotypical 1950s “housewife” (initially, an empty dress) and a man of a less determinate era, which began to appear in my work in 2012, have become near obsessions.

Recontextualizing these symbols in numerous ways, I continue to explore new approaches to densely layered imagery.

Home Front (Bombe)

Front Line (Bomb)

Betsy DiJulio, M.A., Ed.S., is an award-winning artist and National Board Certified high school art teacher (Teacher of the Year, VA Beach City Public Schools, 2010), vegan cookbook author (The Blooming Platter: A Harvest of Seasonal Vegan Recipes, Vegan Heritage Press, 2011), blogger (TheBloomingPlatter.com), and freelance writer for both local and national publications on topics of art/art education, home and garden design, vegan cooking, green initiatives, and small business. Betsy and her husband Joe share their home with a pair of beloved Great Danes in VA Beach, VA. A fitness fanatic, when Betsy is not walking the couple’s dogs, she can be found in downward dog on her yoga mat.